2018 Movies

Proud Mary (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Thriller

Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Henson became involved with the movie in January 2017, before Proud Mary had found a director. Helmsman Babak Najafi signed on to call the shots in February 2017, before principal photography started in April of that year. The title of the film seems to be taken from the song “Proud Mary,” which was originally recorded by Credence Clearwater Revival in 1969. Tina Turner did a cover version in 1988, which was used in the trailer for Proud Mary.

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Screen Rant’s Winter & Spring 2018 Movie Preview

Hostiles (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

This is the latest film from director Scott Cooper, who is known for films such as Crazy Heart and Black Mass. The project was first announced in February 2016, which was when Christian Bale became attached. Production started in July of that year in Santa Fe. Hostiles premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, and also played at Toronto before debuting in theaters several months later.

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Love, Simon (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

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Overboard (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Comedy, Romance

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. Artwork is from when the film was scheduled for an April release.

The film was first announced in March 2017, billed as a reimagining of the original movie. The main roles of the two leads are reversed when compared to the first Overboard. Production began in May 2017.

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Overboard remake gets 2018 release date

Widows (2018)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama

When a gang of criminals are killed during a job-gone-wrong, their widowed spouses pick up where they left off. Poster is from the original 2002 TV mini-series that inspired the film.

Gringo (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

The film first made progress when Charlize Theron was cast in May 2014. Her co-stars, including Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, and Joel Edgerton joined in December 2015, with others coming onboard in 2016. In May of 2016, STX Entertainment acquired the film’s distribution rights. Principal photography started in March 2016. This is the feature-length directorial debut of Nash Edgerton, who is star Joel’s brother.

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Mary Magdalene (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Drama

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

This is the latest project from director Garth Davis, who previously made the Best Picture nominee Lion. Principal photography ran from September to December 2016.

This film was originally to be distributed by the Weinstein Company before the Harvey Weinstein scandal. In the aftermath, it was announced the studio will no longer release Mary Magdalene and producers are looking for another distributor. As such, the movie was pulled from the U.S. release schedule. The date on this page is the U.K. release date.

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Truth or Dare (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those who tell a lie – or refuse the dare.

This film was first announced in March 2017, with Blumhouse and Universal announcing Jeff Wadlow as director. Wadlow previously made the comic book adaptation Kick-Ass 2. Principal photography began in June 2017 after the cast was assembled. Blumhouse, who had a banner 2017, is hoping this film continues their hot streak into the next year.

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Smallfoot (2018)

  • Genre: Animation

A Yeti becomes convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” are real and sets out to find them. Cover image is from Monsters, Inc. (2001).

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

  • Genre: Comedy

Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year. Artwork is from the original novel by Kevin Kwan.

Braven (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Drama

A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

A Simple Favor (2018)

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Adapted from the novel of the same name, A Simple Favor follows a small town mommy blogger who discovers that her best friend has vanished.

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively joined the project in June 2017, with Paul Feig directing. Lionsgate then scheduled the film for a September theatrical release date in February 2018.

Chappaquiddick (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

n 1969, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy drives his car into the water in Chappaquiddick. His passenger, the young campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne, is trapped in the car and left to die alone. Kennedy does not immediately call the police. He instead returns to his hotel, sobers up, attempts to establish an alibi, and calls in the help of his dominant father to save his political career. This film is based on a true story.

The film has been in development since 2015, when Sam Taylor-Johnson signed on to direct. She ultimately passed and the project lingered until 2016 when Jason Clarke and the rest of the cast came onboard. Director John Curran began principal photography in September 2016. Chappaquiddick held its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Distributor Entertainment Studios originally had it pegged for an awards season run, but decided to push the film back to a spring 2018 release.

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Tully (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”).

Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

This marks the second time Reitman and Theron have collaborated, following the 2011 dramedy Young Adult, which earned Theron a Golden Globe nomination.

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7 Days In Entebbe (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

This is the fourth time this particular event has been made into a film, following three projects in the 1970s. Entebbe was officially announced in February 2016, with Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl joining the cast in July of that year. Principal photography began in November, taking place in the U.K. and Malta.

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Daniel Brühl Interview for 7 Days in Entebbe

The Cured (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror

A disease that turned people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life.

Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

The film is based on the novella by Jonathan Ames. An adaptation was announced in 2016, with director Lynne Ramsay and star Joaquin Phoenix onboard. Principal photography began in August 2016. An unfinished version of the movie was screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

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Blockers (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

Principal photography on the film began in May 2017.

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Disobedience (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Drama, Romance

A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

This film is based on the novel of the same name by Sebastián Lelio. It held its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

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Beirut (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Thriller

A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

This film has been in development since 2015, when Hamm originally signed on to star. Rosamund Pike also joined in 2015, but the rest of the supporting cast did not sign on until 2016. Filming started in June 2016. Beirut held its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, months before its U.S. theatrical release.

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